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What is the greatest distance between two points in a cylinder where the area of the base is 9 pi and height is 5?

A. \(\sqrt{34}\)
B. \(\sqrt{48}\)
C. \(\sqrt{61}\)
D. \(\sqrt{76}\)
E. \(\sqrt{106}\)
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What is the greatest distance b/w 2 points in a cylinder where the area of the base is 9 pi and the height is 5-

a)\(\sqrt{34}\)
b)\(\sqrt{48}\)
c)\(\sqrt{61}\)
d)\(\sqrt{76}\)
e)\(\sqrt{106}\)


If radius of base is r then pi*r^2 = 9pi
=> r =3

The greatest distance would be between A and B. On different sides of circularr faces
=sqrt (6^2 +5^2)
=sqrt 61
Ans C it is.
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What is the greatest distance b/w 2 points in a cylinder where the area of the base is 9 pi and the height is 5-

a)\(\sqrt{34}\)
b)\(\sqrt{48}\)
c)\(\sqrt{61}\)
d)\(\sqrt{76}\)
e)\(\sqrt{106}\)


Look at the diagram below:
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The greatest distance between two points would be x.

Now, since \(area=9\pi=\pi{r^2}\), then \(r=3\)and \(d=6\) --> \(x=\sqrt{5^2+6^2}=\sqrt{61}\).

Answer: C.

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rajathpanta wrote:
What is the greatest distance between two points in a cylinder where the area of the base is 9 pi and height is 5?

A. \(\sqrt{34}\)
B. \(\sqrt{48}\)
C. \(\sqrt{61}\)
D. \(\sqrt{76}\)
E. \(\sqrt{106}\)


We see that the greatest distance in a cylinder is a diagonal line from one base to the other, or in other words, the hypotenuse of a right triangle, with the height of the cylinder being the height of the triangle and the diameter of the base being the base of the triangle. Let’s determine the diameter.

Since the area of the base is 9π:

area = πr^2

9π = πr^2

9 = r^2

3 = r

So, the diameter is 6. Recall that the height of the cylinder is 5, so we can determine the length of the diagonal using the Pythagorean theorem:

6^2 + 5^2 = d^2

36 + 25 = d^2

61 = d^2

√61 = d

Answer: C
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